Caithness

Once you pass Helmsdale, you are entering Caithness, a place of jagged gorse-and-grass-topped cliffs hiding tiny fishing harbours. Scotland's top corner was once Viking territory, historically more connected to Orkney and Shetland than the rest of the mainland. It’s a mystical, ancient land dotted with old monuments and peopled by folk who are proud of their Norse heritage.

Explore Caithness

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Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Caithness.